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Call to Action: Act now for children and adolescents living with HIV Through this Call to Action, religious leaders and leaders of faith-based organizations remind governments of their commitments agreed in the June 2016 United Nations’ Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS that there should be “special emphasis on providing 1.6 million children (0-14 years of age) with antiretroviral therapy by 2018,” while also committing themselves to act for children living with HIV and tuberculosis. WCC Programmes Declaration of faith 15 June 2017 08:34 AM
Communiqué of the Executive of the Joint Working Group, 27 April 2017 Communiqué issued on 27 April, where the group stresses that migration and peace-building in situations of violence are the two burning issues that the JWG wants to address more specifically during its present mandate. WCC Commisions Message 27 April 2017 04:21 PM
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Chapel of Ecumenical Centre during "Seven weeks for water" Lenten campaign 2017 Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary, World Council of Churches, at the Chapel of Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, during Ecumenical Water Network's Lenten campaign "Seven weeks for water", 20 March 2017 General Secretary Sermon 20 March 2017 04:55 PM
Sermon by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Opening service of Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water”, 2017 Sermon by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches at the Opening service of Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water” on 1 March 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia General Secretary Sermon 01 March 2017 12:10 PM
A moment of truth in Davos: Address inequality now The 2017 World Economic Forum has to some extent had a moment of truth: Economic globalization has created many problems and even conflicts that are now worrying for “the state of the world”. General Secretary Message 20 January 2017 11:56 AM
Live the Promise HIV Campaign update December 2016 An update on 2016 activities and ongoing actions for the Live the Promise HIV campaign. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Advocacy report 21 December 2016 12:45 PM
Statement on agenda item 6 on intellectual property and access to HIV treatment Statement on agenda Item 6 on intellectual property and access to HIV treatment at the 39th UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, 7 December 2016. WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 07 December 2016 03:25 PM
Intervention by the World Council of Churches - Ecumenical advocacy Alliance Intervention by the World Council of Churches - Ecumenical advocacy Alliance at the 39th UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board meeting, 6 December, 2016 WCC Programmes Lecture - Speech 07 December 2016 03:25 PM
World AIDS Day 2016 Prayer Service This liturgy was prepared for World AIDS Day 2016, in connection with the launch of the campaign "Leading by Example: Religious Leaders and HIV Testing". WCC Programmes Liturgical song - music 07 December 2016 03:06 PM
WCC statement on climate justice Statement on Climate Justice by the WCC executive committee, meeting in Nanjing, China, 17-23 November 2016 Executive committee Statement: public statement 25 November 2016 12:07 PM
2016 Prayer Service for Churches Week of Action on Food This liturgy prepared for the 2016 Churches Week of Action on Food and World Food Day (16 October) can be used throughout the year to reflect on God's gift of creation and celebrate all who are responsible for the food we have. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Liturgical text 14 October 2016 02:00 AM
The Opening Ceremony Of The Exhibition “Restoring Our Humanity” Greetings on behalf of the World Council of Churches Greetings on behalf of the World Council of Churches at the Opening Ceremony Of The Exhibition “Restoring Our Humanity”, on 11 October 2016. WCC Programmes Lecture - Speech 12 October 2016 02:00 AM
10 Commandments of Food: Advocacy Tools for Congregations This guide helps individuals and groups to look in-depth into each commandment and to read it through the lens of the Bible in the current context. It opens discussions to help communities take specific steps to make a difference in people's lives. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Advocacy report 03 October 2016 02:00 AM
Ten Commandments of Food Developed by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and the WCC- Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance's Food for Life Campaign Strategy Group, these ten commandments address the existential challenge of hunger and inequity in an innovative and spiritually engaging manner. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Advocacy report 30 September 2016 02:00 AM
Communiqué of the JWG Plenary Meeting 2016 With its 2016 plenary meeting, the Joint Working Group between the WCC and the Roman Catholic Church (JWG) returned to the Ecumenical Institute at the Château de Bossey near Geneva, where the first meeting of the group was held in 1965. Joint Working Group Statement: public statement 17 September 2016 02:00 AM
Pentecostal World Conference, address by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit spoke during the opening day of the 24th Pentecostal World Conference, in São Paulo, Brazil, on 7 September 2016. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 09 September 2016 02:00 AM
Churches Recommit to Accelerate HIV Response With this letter issued at its Central Committee meeting in Trondheim, the WCC reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Central Committee Pastoral letter 28 June 2016 02:00 AM
Creation Is Not For Sale Climate Change speech in Wittenberg General Secretary Lecture - Speech 15 June 2016 02:00 AM
Water in a sustainable future Statement from the 11th Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Statement: public statement 14 June 2016 02:00 AM
David Barstow, EMPACT Africa on stigma and discrimination Intervention by David Barstow, EMPACT Africa, on the UN Panel on Stigma and Discrimination, during the United Nations High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS. Other ecumenical bodies Lecture - Speech 09 June 2016 02:00 AM
Call to Action from Faith Communities At an interfaith prayer service on the eve of a UN High Level Meeting on AIDS, people from diverse faith communities issued a call to action to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Statement: public statement 07 June 2016 02:00 AM
Solidarity with workers in Iceland In a letter to the Bishop of Iceland, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed the solidarity of the ecumenical fellowship with Iceland protests against taxation that serves the already affluent. General Secretary Statement: letter 14 April 2016 02:00 AM
Manifesto on an ecological reformation of all Christian traditions Gathering at the Academy of Volos, in March 2016, participants stressed the concern that an ecological reformation of Christianity is possible, but can remain authentic only if it stays in the Spirit and is expressed in the form of a humble prayer... Other ecumenical bodies Statement: public statement 07 April 2016 02:00 AM
Letter to WCC general secretary from Hieronymos, Archbishop of Athens, addressing the refugee crisis Greece’s people are exhausted from years of economic crisis and the Orthodox church head there is pleading with the European Union to reconsider its decision to limit the refugees it is accepting.Archbishop Hieronymos wrote his impassioned letter for help to the general secretary of the WCC, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, appealing to international churches and the global community. Member church Incoming letter 31 March 2016 04:52 PM
Dignity, freedom and grace, Christian perspectives on HIV and AIDS Speech given by Dr Gillian Paterson at the WCC-EAA launch of the Dignity, freedom and grace, 10 March 2016. WCC Programmes Lecture - Speech 17 March 2016 01:00 AM
WCC-EAA statement at the Human Rights Council Presented by the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance to the HRC Panel Session on Human Rights and HIV. WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 09 March 2016 01:00 AM
The role of religion in sustainable development and peace Speech given by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at Partners for Change: Religions and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 17 February 2016. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 17 February 2016 06:00 PM
Launch of Seven Weeks for Water 2016 Sermon by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at an ecumenical Ash Wednesday service at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Jerusalem General Secretary Sermon 10 February 2016 12:00 AM
Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance newsletter, February 2016 This newsletter provides an update on the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, an initiative of the WCC, and its campaigns: Live the Promise HIV Campaign and Food for Life Campaign. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Advocacy report 04 February 2016 01:00 AM
Caring for Our Common Home: An Ecumenical and Interreligious Concern Comments on the encyclical letter Laudato Si’ of Pope Francis: The encyclical – earth as common home General Secretary Lecture - Speech 15 January 2016 07:09 PM
Child-friendly Version CRC General Comment Right to Health The goal of this workbook is not to but to be an interactive tool through which children can be guided in their discussions prior to embarking on advocacy initiatives. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2016 01:00 AM
COP21 High Level Dialogue An address by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on behalf of Faith-Based Organizations at the United Nations climate summit in Paris. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 08 December 2015 01:00 AM
Ecumenical Prayer for the Preservation of Creation Order of service for the ecumenical celebration held at Notre Dame de Paris during the COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Other ecumenical bodies Liturgical text 03 December 2015 01:00 AM
COP21, sermon by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Read during the Ecumenical Prayer for the Preservation of Creation at Notre Dame de Paris. Member church Sermon 03 December 2015 01:00 AM
An Interfaith Call for Justice and Compassion in Finance Statement by participants of a Workshop on Faith and Finance reflecting upon the role of money and finance in the current economic and social order from their perspectives as Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims. WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 29 November 2015 01:00 AM
2015 World AIDS Day Service World AIDS Day is Dec. 1 each year. This service helps us remember people who have died from AIDS-related illnesses and people living with HIV; a time to give thanks for progress that has been made and to reflect on what still needs to be done. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Liturgical text 17 November 2015 01:00 AM
Statement on UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, December 2015 The WCC Executive Committee states that, sfter more than 20 years of UN negotiations, COP21 has to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. Executive committee Statement: public statement 14 November 2015 01:00 AM
Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance Newsletter, October 2015 This newsletter provides an update on the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance as an initiative of the World Council of Churches, with updates on activities in the Live the Promise HIV Campaign and the Food for Life Campaign. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Advocacy report 02 November 2015 01:00 AM
I am here, I belong Stateless children are born into a world in which they will face a lifetime of discrimination; their status profoundly affects their ability to learn and grow, and to fulfil their ambitions and dreams for the future. WCC Programmes Report 01 November 2015 01:00 AM
Statement from religious leaders for the upcoming COP21 Statement of Faith and Spiritual Leaders on the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21 in Paris in December 2015. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Statement: public statement 19 October 2015 02:00 AM
Speech for the public event in Lengerich Germany Speech for the public event in Lengerich, Germany, delivered by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 14 October 2015 02:00 AM
Channels of Hope - impact case study Learning from the implementation of Channels of Hope for Child Protection in Malawi. WCC Programmes Study document 06 October 2015 02:00 AM
Prayers related to SDG6 Water and Sanitation These materials were prepared by the Student Christian Movement India (SCMI) and first published by the WCC's Ecumenical Water Network (EWN). WCC Programmes Liturgical text 23 September 2015 02:00 AM
Prayer for Everyone, Ecumenical Centre, September 2015 A special service organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) at the Ecumenical Centre chapel in Geneva, Switzerland, dedicated prayers to the United Nations post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). WCC Programmes Liturgical text 23 September 2015 02:00 AM
Liturgy 2015 Churches' Week of Action on Food This order of worship has been prepared by the World Council of Churches for the 2015 Churches' Week of Action on Food. It can be adapted as appropriate, with credit given to the source. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Liturgical text 21 September 2015 02:00 AM
Greetings for Flensburg and Brekklum Greetings from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit for Flensburg and Brekklum events. climate justice initiatives. General Secretary Message 17 September 2015 02:00 AM
Action Guide: Churches' Week of Action on Food A 6-page guide for the week with a page you can modify to add specific actions or resources for your region or context. WCC Programmes Background document 11 September 2015 02:00 AM
Learning from the Implementation of Channels of Hope for Child Protection in Malawi CoH CP is a World Vision project model that motivates and builds capacity in faith leaders and faith communities to engage with key child protection issues. WCC Programmes Response to study document 01 September 2015 02:00 AM
Statement on Indigenous Ecological Spiritualties and Christian Faith Statement on Indigenous Ecological Spiritualties and Christian Faith issued from seminar in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 17-20 August 2015. WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 24 August 2015 02:00 AM
Congratulations to LCC Letter of congratulations to the Liberian Council of Churches on recieving distinction of “Commander, Order of the Star of Africa” by the Liberian government. General Secretary Statement: letter 10 July 2015 02:00 AM
50th anniversary of the JWG Greetings by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the 50th anniversary of the Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church and the WCC. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 24 June 2015 02:00 AM
Statement on the Encyclical Laudato Si’ Statement by the WCC general secretary on the Encyclical Letter "Laudato Si’" of Pope Francis on care for our common home General Secretary Statement: public statement 18 June 2015 02:00 AM
Symposium: Growing up in Conflict Introductory brochure for the Symposium, Growing up in Conflict: The impact on children’s mental health and well-being, convened by UNICEF, in partnership with the Government of the Netherlands, on 26-28 May 2015 in The Hague. WCC Programmes Background document 26 May 2015 02:00 AM
Climate Change - The policy of the national investing bodies of the Church of England The central conclusions of the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC, published in 2013-2014, are that climate change is occurring and that human activity, particularly through the emission of carbon dioxide, is very likely to be the dominant cause. WCC Programmes Policy document 30 April 2015 02:00 AM
Ending extreme poverty: A moral and spiritual imperative Over 30 leaders from major world religions and heads of global faith-based organizations today launched a clarion call to action to end extreme poverty by 2030, a goal shared by the World Bank Group. General Secretary Statement: public statement 09 April 2015 01:00 PM
Order of Service World Water Day 2015 The Ecumenical Water Network is in the midst of its Lenten campaign – the Seven Weeks for Water. The prayers this morning are dedicated to those millions of people who are deprived of enjoying the wonderful gift of God and the cradle of life - water. WCC Programmes Liturgical text 23 March 2015 01:00 AM
EWN reflections at morning prayer Water has a deep spiritual significance in most religions. Particularly so when it comes to the Christian faith. There are numerous instances of water mentioned in the Bible. It begins with water in Genesis and it ends with Revelation... WCC Programmes Liturgical text 23 March 2015 01:00 AM
Right to Hope Presentation on “The adverse impacts of climate change on States’ efforts progressively to realize the right to food, and policies, lessons learned and good practices” – Human Rights Council, Geneva, 2015. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 06 March 2015 01:00 AM
Call to prayer related to SDG1 End Poverty (from the 2015 WCC Ecumenical Education and Formation Commission meeting) WCC Programmes Liturgical text 26 February 2015 12:00 AM
Why Sustainable Energy Matters to Children Access to energy is strongly associated with human and economic development and plays a key role in poverty reduction. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2015 01:00 AM
UNICEF Messages on Climate Change and Children Climate change has been identified as the defining issue of our time. What does this mean for the children in our world? WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2015 01:00 AM
The Children's Good Treatment Campaign Promote lasting change for children by training and engaging adults and children. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2015 01:00 AM
Doorsteps Report A Christian response to children and vulnerable families in Oxfordshire, UK, published by the registered charity Viva. Other ecumenical bodies Background document 01 January 2015 01:00 AM
Growing Up in Conflict Securing Children’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing in the Context of Escalating Conflicts around the World. WCC Programmes Background document 31 December 2014 01:00 AM
Economy of Life, An Invitation to Theological Reflection and Action This document addresses churches, church communities, ecumenical organizations, theological faculties, seminaries and partners around the globe with an invitation to more intensive theological reflection and action on the Economy of Life. WCC Programmes Message 28 November 2014 01:00 AM
Theological Reflection on Economy of Life Rev. Dr Hyunju Bae (Busan Presbyterian University and WCC Central Committee member) offers a Theological Reflection on Economy of Life during the Plenary on Economic Justice at the WCC central committee meetings in Geneva in 2014. WCC Programmes Sermon 28 November 2014 01:00 AM
A Bible Study Guide for the Report of the Greed Line Study Group of the WCC To accompany the Report of the Greed Line Study Group of the WCC, the bible study guide uses Old and New Testament texts, from Genesis 41 to Luke 8, to shed light on the greed line and to reflect on the questions: What is greed? Why is greed pervasive? WCC Programmes Study document 28 November 2014 01:00 AM
The Report of the Greed Line Study Group of the WCC Responding to the enduring spiritual, structural and cultural problem of greed, the document summarizes the discussions of the WCC's Greed Line Study Group. WCC Programmes Report 28 November 2014 01:00 AM
Economy of Life for All Now: An Ecumenical Action Plan for a New International Financial and Economic Architecture The document outlines action areas for churches in tackling public finance and debt, regulation of the financial sector and global economic governance with the aim of realizing ethical, democratic, just and sustainable financial and economic systems. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Policy document 28 November 2014 01:00 AM
Speech for the ACT Alliance Assembly 2014 WCC general secretray's speech for the ACT Alliance Assembly held from 21-24 October 2014 in Punta Cana, The Dominican Republic. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 22 October 2014 02:00 AM
Interfaith statement on climate change The statement produced at the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change 2014, presented to the deputy-secretary general of the UN, Jan Eliasson. The Interfaith Summit on Climate Change was hosted by the WCC and Religions for Peace in New York. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Statement: public statement 21 September 2014 02:00 AM
The Healing Ministry of The Churches Today Keynote speech: The Healing Ministry of The Churches Today By Prof. Isabel Apawo Phiri, Associate General Secretary for Public Witness and Diakonia, World Council of Churches (WCC) at the international symposium on “Christian Responses to Global Health and Development” - 50 years after “Tübingen I” German Institute for Medical Mission (DIFAEM) 26 - 29 June 2014 WCC Programmes Lecture - Speech 18 July 2014 04:32 PM
A call to health and healing: Declaration Tübingen III A call to health and healing - Declaration Tübingen III from the participants of the Symposium “Christian Responses to Health and Development” held at the German Institute for Medical Mission (DIFAEM), Tübingen, Germany, from 26 – 28 June 2014. WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 17 July 2014 04:55 PM
Report of the Finance Policy Committee In recommending financial policies, the committee has aimed to ensure that the principles bear witness to our values of stewardship, accountability and economy of life, so that the policies may help us live out the pilgrimage of justice and peace. Central Committee Report 08 July 2014 02:00 AM
Water crisis in Palestine Statement of the Ecumenical Water Network, World Council of Churches, Jerusalem, June, 2014. WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 18 June 2014 08:08 AM
The Message from Mainz – German Ecumenical Assembly 2014 ”The Future We Want – Life, not Destruction” Other ecumenical bodies Message 05 May 2014 05:47 PM
Greetings to the Ecumenical Assembly 2014 in Mainz WCC general secretary's greetings to the Ecumenical Assembly 2014 in Mainz, Germany, held from 30 April to 4 May, addressing the theme “The future we desire – Life not destruction”. General Secretary Message 05 May 2014 05:24 PM
EWN at the 10th WCC Assembly - A Report The EWN participated in the WCC 10th Assembly in 2013 to share its achievements and struggles in fulfilling the mandate given to it in the previous assembly. WCC Programmes Report 12 February 2014 01:00 AM
Ecumenical Conversations Report Reports, Affirmations and Challenges from the Ecumenical Conversations at the WCC 10th Assembly Assembly Report 10 February 2014 09:14 AM
Creating Safe Environments for Children. A Toolkit for Safeguarding Children and Protecting them from Harm A Toolkit for safeguarding children and protecting them from harm. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2014 01:00 AM
Dr Kang Moon-Kyu Condolence letter to the widow of Dr Kang Moon-Kyu, an outstanding ecumenical leader and a former president of the World Council of Churches General Secretary Tribute 18 December 2013 04:08 PM
Statement affirming the Christian presence and witness in the Middle East Adopted by the WCC 10th Assembly as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee. Assembly Statement: public statement 08 November 2013 02:00 PM
Minute on Climate Justice Adopted by the WCC 10th Assembly as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee. Assembly Statement: minute 08 November 2013 02:00 PM
Statement on the Way of Just Peace The Statement on the Way of Just Peace was adopted by the WCC 10th Assembly as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee. Assembly Statement: public statement 08 November 2013 02:00 PM
Seeds for Life Scaling up Agro-Biodiversity. Jointly published by the EAA, The Gaia Foundation, The African Biodiversity Network. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Study document 31 October 2013 01:00 AM
Climate refugees People Displaced by Climate Change and the Role of the Churches: A co-publication of Brot für die Welt, the Pacific Conference of Churches and the World Council of Churches. WCC Programmes Report 11 October 2013 06:17 PM
Prayer of renewal and blessing, related to SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production From Hallelujah! (AWPC © 2013 WCC) WCC Programmes Liturgical text 01 October 2013 02:00 AM
EWN statement from Berlin consultation The statement "God, lead us to abundant life and peace through water justice" reflecting outcomes of discussions among participants at the strategic consultation of the Ecumenical Water Network held in Berlin, Germany from 10 to12 June 2013 WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 18 July 2013 02:09 PM
Struggles for Justice in an Ambiguous World Bible study on 1 Kings 21:1-22 by Sarojini Nadar for the WCC Assembly, 6 November 2013: The story of Naboth’s vineyard challenges the concept of justice in our society. It introduces God’s justice for the affirmation of life, a measure beyond the economic logic of King Ahab in the name of efficiency and productivity. The text can also guide us in dealing with current issues of injustice in the global market and in discerning how to live out God’s justice to safeguard life. Assembly S 15 July 2013 05:04 PM
Do Just This – Protect Life! Bible study on Genesis 2:4b-17 by Jione Havea for the WCC Assembly, 31 October 2013: The God of life created human beings from the earth with God’s breath of life. The very nature of human life is in connection with God and creation. God entrusted us with the mission to look after the garden of life and forbad us to eat the fruits that tempt us to be like the Almighty God. The opening Bible study is a reflection on the nature of life and how to celebrate, sustain and affirm it in relation to the theme of the assembly. Diverse contextual readings of the text are possible. Assembly S 15 July 2013 04:02 PM
Greetings to the DIAKONIA 21st World Assembly in Berlin Speech of the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the DIAKONIA 21st World Assembly in Berlin, Germany on 1 July addressing the theme “Diaconia – Healing and Wholeness for the World”. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 02 July 2013 04:03 PM
The Role of Religion in our Work for Peace and Justice Speech by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, at the United Nations conference on opportunities and challenges for the 21st century General Secretary Lecture - Speech 03 June 2013 03:44 AM
Morning prayer on Earth Day 2013 Order of service created for morning prayer at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, on Monday, 22 April 2013 WCC Programmes 22 April 2013 12:00 AM
Climate Change - Children’s challenge The cost of inaction will place a great economic burden on future generations. Children will bear the higher costs of not taking action today. Published by UNICEF. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2013 01:00 AM
Child Friendly Churches Aims Aims to empower local churches to transform their local congregations and communities in favour of children. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2013 01:00 AM
Child Friendly Churches Child Friendly Churches is a strategy to empower local churches to transform their local congregations and communities in favour of children. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2013 01:00 AM
Intercessions related to SDG1 End Poverty (AWPC © 2012 WCC) WCC Programmes Liturgical text 31 December 2012 12:00 AM
Statement to COP18 / UN Climate Change Conference Doha On 7 December at the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), while no agreement has been reached, the World Council of Churches (WCC) delivered a statement to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of COP 18 in Doha, Qatar. The WCC statement delivered to the plenary stressed that “Climate change is happening! It is imperative to act now without more delays in view of the serious and potentially irreversible impacts of climate change.” The statement was read by Metropolitan Seraphim of Zimbabwe, from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. WCC Programmes S 07 December 2012 07:00 AM
CEC-WCC open letter to the European Union Joint letter by the general secretaries of the WCC and the Conference of European Churches to the European Union about the situation in Greece. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 21 November 2012 06:08 PM
São Paulo Statement: International Financial Transformation for the Economy of Life The WCC, WCRC and Council for World Mission (CWM) convened the Global Ecumenical Conference on a New Financial and Economic Architecture to engage diverse proponents, set criteria and framework and develop a plan of action and milestones towards constructing just, caring and sustainable global financial and economic structures. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 05 October 2012 06:00 AM
Indigenous theologians' reflections on the WCC 10th Assembly theme Reflections of theologians representing the Ao and Chang Naga, Aymara, Igorot, Maori, Maya, Mizo, Quecha, Santal, and Turtle Island, who met at Yu-Shan Theological College and Seminary, Hualien, Taiwan from 17-29 September 2012. WCC Programmes Study document 29 September 2012 04:32 PM
VIII. Statement on the financial crisis Statement on the current financial and economic crisis, with a focus on Greece, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee. Central Committee S 04 September 2012 06:00 AM
Prayers related to SDG7 Sustainable Energy 1 September to 4 October is Time for Creation. As 2012 was the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, the WCC collected some thematic prayers on this theme. WCC Programmes Liturgical text 01 September 2012 02:00 AM
Background paper on a New International Financial Architecture FINANCIAL SERVICES, ECONOMIC NEEDS AND GLOBAL FINANCIAL ARCHITECTURE A background paper by Barry Herman WCC Programmes B 29 August 2012 06:00 AM
Economy of Life, Justice, and Peace for All: A Call to Action As a follow-up to the Alternative Globalization Addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) process, which concluded with the AGAPE Call presented at the WCC 9th Assembly in Porto Alegre in 2006, the WCC initiated a programme focused on eradicating poverty, challenging wealth accumulation and safeguarding ecological integrity based on the understanding that Poverty, Wealth and Ecology are integrally related. The AGAPE Call to Action is the result of a six-year process of consultations and regional studies. WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 19 July 2012 11:08 PM
WCC general secretary's message for Rio+20 WCC general secretary's message to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and Peoples’ Summit General Secretary Message 13 June 2012 09:52 PM
Theological Perspectives on Diakonia in 21st Century From the Conference jointly organized by Justice and Diakonia, Just and Inclusive Communities, and Mission and Evangelism programmes of the World Council of Churches in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 2-6, 2012 WCC Programmes R 06 June 2012 06:00 AM
Pentecost message 2012 Message of the presidents of the World Council of Churches at Pentecost 2012 WCC Presidents M 16 May 2012 11:06 PM
Reflection by Jørgen Thomsen, DanChurchAid, at WCC Round Table Meeting 2012 "God of life – lead us to Justice and Peace" Reflection for Prayer at WCC Round Table Meeting , 10 May 2012 Other ecumenical bodies L 10 May 2012 11:21 PM
Statement to COP17 / UN Climate Change Conference Durban Since COP1, year after year, the World Council of Churches have spoken on behalf of hundreds of churches, church based organisations, ecumenical movements, and faith based movements throughout the world, that work daily with communities whose lives and livelihoods are severely affected by climate change. WCC Programmes S 09 December 2011 07:00 AM
Ecumenical Solidarity Visit to the Ivory Coast From 28 November to 4 December 2011 an ecumenical delegation visited the Ivory Coast to meet with the churches and representatives of civil society in the country on the initiative of four international church organizations. WCC Programmes M 04 December 2011 07:00 AM
Statement ahead of COP17 in Durban 2011 Ahead of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa, 28 November - 10 December 2011 (UNFCCC COP17), the WCC general secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse-Tveit, reiterates the WCC call for climate justice. General Secretary Statement: public statement 23 November 2011 05:47 PM
AGAPE Consultation: There's a new world in the making This document arises from the North American consultation on poverty, wealth and ecology sponsored by the World Council of Churches and held in Calgary, Alberta from 6 to 11 November 2011. This consultation that included representatives from Christian confessions in Canada and the United States of America along with representatives from other ecumenical organizations and local and global ecumenical partners took place at a time of deep global financial crisis and people’s resistance around the world. It is directed to the World Council of Churches, its member churches and partner organizations and all who share in the ideals and goals of this conference. WCC Programmes M 11 November 2011 07:00 AM
Forest: Our good neighbour Believing that the Earth and everything in it belongs to the Lord implies that all of creation lies at the heart of God. In these times of violent crisis of eco-systems we confess that all of creation is groaning for liberation and these cries are the loudest from forests and forest communities. As the participants of the international conference on Forests: Our Good Neighbour held at the CSI Synod Centre, Chennai from the 24th to the 26th of October 2011 affirm that eco-justice ministries forms an integral part of the mission of the church. We are called to witness in the context of deforestation, global warming, pollution, natural resource depletion; species extinctions and habitat destructions that are affecting the whole community of creation especially forest communities. WCC Programmes S 26 October 2011 06:00 AM
Call for action by Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights The Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights is an informal group of faith-based NGOs that gathered to reaffirm the responsibility of each faith and spiritual tradition to care for the environment and play a role in addressing climate change and its impact on the human rights of the world's population. WCC Programmes 20 September 2011 08:45 PM
One church, one climate, one love Brief report from the meeting of the WCC's Working Group on Care for Creation and Climate Justice Kingston, Jamaica, 15-17 May 2011 WCC Programmes 12 July 2011 05:14 PM
IEPC common prayers for justice in the marketplace From the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation, held in Kingston, Jamaica 17 to 25 May 2011. WCC Programmes Liturgical text 21 May 2011 02:00 AM
Climate Justice and Human Rights Presentation on Climate Justice and Human Rights by Theodor Rathgeber at the meeting of the WCC Working Group on Climate Change held immediately before the IEPC in Kingston. WCC Programmes L 17 May 2011 05:38 PM
Ending Corporal Punishment of Children- a handbook for working with and within religious communities The handbook refers to examples of religious texts which have been used to justify corporal punishment, but a detailed, scholarly commentary on the different scriptures and religious texts relating to corporal punishment is beyond its scope. WCC Programmes Background document 01 May 2011 02:00 AM
NGO letter to Human Rights Council members Letter by non-governmental organizations concerned with the HRC's Action on Climate Change WCC Programmes Statement: letter 01 March 2011 12:34 AM
Minute on Strengthening the Ecumenical Response to HIV/AIDS The WCC Central Committee, meeting in Geneva 16-22 February 2011, approved this Minute on Strengthening the Ecumenical Response to HIV/AIDS. Central Committee S 23 February 2011 01:29 AM
EHAIA Impact Assessment, 2002-2009 Is it possible to document the impact of a regional initiative that covers the whole of sub-Saharan Africa? It is certainly a challenge, but this publication shows that the ten-year existence of the Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiative in Africa (EHAIA) has changed the scene. WCC Programmes Advocacy report 02 January 2011 06:16 AM
How to Defend Child Rights Affected by Climate Change This education pack is a teacher’s and/or (peer) facilitator’s guide for in-school and extracurricular exploration and action activities in industrialized countries on the issue of climate change and its impact on child rights. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2011 01:00 AM
Developing Child Friendly Churches Resource Pack Keeping children safe. A Quality Improvement System for Child Protection. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2011 01:00 AM
Christmas for the HIV positive, affected and at-risk The author of this Christmas piece, the Rev. Canon Dr Gideon B. Byamugisha, came to know of his HIV positive status in 1992 after losing his dear wife, Kellen, to an abrupt pneumonia linked to HIV. Currently he is goodwill ambassador on HIV & AIDS (Christian Aid) and scholar-in-residence at the Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham, UK. WCC Programmes Message 21 December 2010 06:08 PM
Women Respond to the Kairos Palestine Document Thirty women gathered in Bethlehem on 13-18 December 2010 to celebrate the first anniversary of the «Kairos Palestine» document on the quest for peace and human rights in Palestine and Israel. The gathering also reflected theologically on the content of the text. Participants came from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Latin America and Australia. WCC Programmes Message 18 December 2010 04:54 PM
Why are the churches at the UN Conference on Climate Change in Cancun? Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 13 December 2010 11:08 PM
Statement to COP16 / UN Climate Conference Cancun Statement from the World Council of Churches to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 16th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP16 to the UNFCCC 6th Session of the Meeting of the Parties - CMP6 to the Kyoto Protocol Cancun - Mexico Friday, 10 December 2010 WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 10 December 2010 04:29 PM
Inter-religious celebration COP16 Members of the WCC delegation attending the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP 16) in Cancun, together with other delegates and members of local parishes, participated at an inter-religious celebration organized by Caritas Mexico and the WCC. The event was held on Saturday 4 December 2010 at the Church of the Risen Christ in Cancun and took as its motto «United in prayer: United for the creation that needs us». WCC Programmes 04 December 2010 08:55 PM
European Youth Hearing on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology In response to the call to raise the voice of young people on climate justice, the young delegates of a WCC-CEC consultation on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology, representing young Christians in Europe through the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe, World Student Christian Federation Europe Region and SYNDESMOS, the World Fellowship of Orthodox Youth, presented the following contribution to be taken into account in the process of the global ecumenical AGAPE consultation. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 12 November 2010 04:12 PM
AGAPE Consultation: Budapest Call for Climate Justice A consultation on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology in Europe organized by the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) in cooperation with churches in Hungary ended on Friday 12 November 2010 by adopting a "Budapest Call for Climate Justice". Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 12 November 2010 04:12 PM
Welcoming address to the ACT Alliance Assembly Welcoming address to the ACT Alliance Assembly by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, Arusha, Tanzania. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 20 October 2010 05:58 PM
Sources and Resources of Indigenous Theologies Report of the Indigenous Theologians meeting in Geneva, October 2009 WCC Programmes Report 13 October 2010 04:51 PM
To Be One Voice of Advocacy for Peace and Justice The Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, delivered a speech to the CCIA meeting in Tirana, Albania, 2-8 October 2010, in which he called on the churches to speak with "one voice of advocacy for peace and justice". General Secretary Lecture - Speech 04 October 2010 08:37 PM
NGO Declaration on Climate Change & Human Rights Recommendations to the 3rd United Nations Human Rights Council's Social Forum by an international alliance of nongovernmental organizations WCC Programmes 01 October 2010 11:18 PM
Letter to the UN secretary-general on Millenium Devolpment Goals General Secretary S 22 September 2010 06:00 AM
Stand Up Against Poverty prayer service Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland, 17 September 2010 WCC Programmes L 17 September 2010 04:36 PM
Time for Creation prayer service This material was compiled by members of the Ecumenical Centre worship committee as an inspiration for congregations celebrating Time for Creation. WCC Programmes 11 August 2010 04:25 PM
Condolence letter to the Pakistani president following the 2010 monsoon floods Grief over the many deaths and the devastation caused by recent floods in Pakistan, as well as appreciation for the relief work provided by the Diocese of Peshawar of the Church of Pakistan, was expressed by the WCC general secretary Tveit in a letter to the government. General Secretary Pastoral letter 05 August 2010 03:24 PM
Condolence letter to the Church of Pakistan following the 2010 monsoon floods Grief over the many deaths and the devastation caused by recent floods in Pakistan, as well as appreciation for the relief work provided by the Diocese of Peshawar of the Church of Pakistan, was expressed by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in a letter to the church. General Secretary Pastoral letter 05 August 2010 10:53 AM
Open letter to government leaders and churches concerning Haiti General Secretary Statement: letter 17 June 2010 03:51 PM
Statement on the Millenium Development Goals WCC Programmes S 15 June 2010 06:00 AM
"Rich toward God", St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, June 6, 2010 General Secretary S 06 June 2010 06:00 AM
UNAW Report 2009 Annex II: Speaker Presentations, Section B Climate Displaced Peoples Session, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Session, Colombia Session, Closing Keynote: theologian and activist Commission on International Affairs Report 14 May 2010 12:00 AM
UNAW Report 2009 Annex III: Prayer Resources United Nations Advocacy Week Opening Prayer, Monday Morning Prayer: Climate Displaced Peoples, Tuesday Morning Prayer: Indigenous Peoples Rights, Wednesday Morning Prayer: Colombia, Thursday Morning Prayer, Closing Prayer Commission on International Affairs Liturgical text 14 May 2010 12:00 AM
UNAW Report 2009 Annex II: Speaker Presentations, Section A Keynote II: Charge and Challenge to the Churches the Churches; Thematic Priority I: Climate Displaced Peoples. Commission on International Affairs Report 14 May 2010 12:00 AM
Report: Churches Together to Transform the World The CCIA convened its 5th United Nations Advocacy Week (UNAW) on 15-20 November 2009 in New York City. Commission on International Affairs Report 14 May 2010 12:00 AM
Sharing food - Sermon at the Ecumenical Centre morning prayers Sermon by Dr Rogate R. Mshana at the Monday morning prayer service at the Ecumenical Centre, 3 May 2010 Based on Mathew 14:13-14 WCC Programmes S 03 May 2010 10:51 PM
Ecumenical declaration at World People's Conference on Climate Change This declaration, entitled "Listening to the cries of Mother Earth, was presented on Earth Day, 22 April 2010, at the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba, Bolivia, by a coalition of ecumenical organizations including the WCC. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) M 22 April 2010 08:43 PM
Recommendations after DRC human rights workshop Member church S 17 April 2010 06:00 AM
Declaration of Commitment to human rights WCC Programmes S 17 April 2010 06:00 AM
Thematic Address: Called to prophesy, reconcile and heal Thematic Address presented at the 13th Assembly of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on 15 April 2010. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 15 April 2010 05:12 PM
Launch of the ACT Alliance WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit held the sermon at the prayer service at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. General Secretary Sermon 24 March 2010 07:54 PM
Launch of the ACT Alliance Speech of WCC general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit at the formal launch celebrations of the ACT Alliance in Geneva. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 24 March 2010 05:07 PM
Religious Leadership in Response to HIV Speech by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at a Summit of High Level Religious Leaders on Religious Leadership in Response to HIV. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 23 March 2010 06:41 PM
Letter to the president of Chile following the earthquake General Secretary Pastoral letter 02 March 2010 12:13 AM
Minute on UNFCCC Conference of Parties - COP 15 in Copenhagen This minute on the UNFCCC Conference of Parties - COP 15 in Copenhagen has been adopted by the WCC's Executive committee during its meeting in Bossey, Switzerland, 23-26 February 2010. Executive committee S 26 February 2010 07:00 AM
The Ecumenical Movement of the Cross Sermon for the service of installation of Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit as general secretary of the World Council of Churches. Chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Tuesday 23 February 2010 General Secretary S 24 February 2010 12:29 AM
Letter on abductions in the Philippines General Secretary S 11 February 2010 08:33 PM
Guidelines on Dialogue with People of Living Faiths and Ideologies In 1977 at a meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand a group of Christians representing many different ecclesiastical traditions drew up Guidelines on Dialogue. These guidelines serve as the basis of interreligious dialogue sponsored by the WCC and many churches around the world. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) P 01 February 2010 10:57 PM
Haiti's foreign debt In this statement, the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit calls for the immediate and unconditional cancellation of Haiti's foreign debt. General Secretary Statement: public statement 25 January 2010 10:57 PM
Statement to COP15 / UN Climate Conference Copenhagen Statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 15th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP15 - to the UNFCCC and the 5th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol - CMP5 Delivered on behalf of the World Council of Churches and its Ecumenical Partners WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 18 December 2009 10:50 PM
Message to UNFCCC COP 15 negotiators Leaders of churches and international church organizations present in Copenhagen for the UN Climate Change Conference reiterate the Gospel message «Do not be afraid!» Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Message 15 December 2009 04:27 PM
Bellringing liturgy by NCC Denmark This material was compiled by members of The National Council of Churches in Denmark Climate Change Working Group as an inspiration for congregations taking part in the international bellringing for climate justice on 13 December 2009. Other ecumenical bodies L 14 December 2009 12:52 AM
Keynote address at lobby dinner in Copenhagen Keynote address by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches. Delivered 13 Dec. 2009 at a Lobby Dinner in Copenhagen hosted by the WCC, Dan Church Aid and APRODEV. Invited guests included UN negotiators, government and church officials. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 13 December 2009 07:00 AM
Prayer service for climate justice This material was compiled by members of the Ecumenical Centre worship committee as an inspiration for congregations taking part in the international bellringing for climate justice on 13 December 2009. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) L 24 November 2009 06:41 PM
Christmas Message 2009 From the World Council of Churches general secretary General Secretary Message 16 November 2009 10:56 PM
AGAPE Consultation: Chiang Mai Declaration Declaration from the consultation "Linking poverty, wealth and ecology: Asian-Pacific perspectives" in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 02-06 November 2009. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 06 November 2009 06:09 PM
Asia-Pacific Youth Hearing on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology Statement from the Asia-Pacific Youth Hearing on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 02-03 November 2009. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 05 November 2009 06:09 PM
Asia-Pacific Indigenous Peoples' Hearing on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology Statement from the Asia-Pacific Indigenous Peoples' Hearing at the AGAPE Consultation in Thailand, November 2009. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) 05 November 2009 06:09 PM
Asia-Pacific Women's Hearing on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology Statement from the Asia-Pacific Women's Hearing on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 02-03 November 2009. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Statement: public statement 03 November 2009 06:09 PM
The Nature and Mission of the Church - Presentation by Metropolitan Geevarghese Coorilos The NMC document is appreciated for its philosophical imagination, but it needs to be complimented with sociological and poetic imaginations where the text (the Word) takes on flesh and enters the realm of the pain and pathos that the poor and their earth endure, argues Metropolitan Geevarghese Coorilos. Commission on Faith and Order 13 October 2009 01:23 AM
Religious Traditions Call To Climate Action "Our religions stand united in their call to care for the Earth and her peoples," representatives of faith communities around the world have said in a statement calling on world leaders attending the 22 September 2009 United Nations Summit on Climate Change " all people of Earth to accept the reality of the common danger we face, the imperative and responsibility for immediate and decisive action and the opportunity to change." Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 21 September 2009 11:01 PM
To the members of the Greenland Dialogue Letter to the members of the Greenland Dialogue by WCC general secretary Kobia. General Secretary S 14 September 2009 07:54 PM
Statement on just finance and the economy of life Central Committee S 02 September 2009 06:00 AM
Report of the moderator This is the Report of the moderator t the WCC Central Committee, 2003 Central Committee R 02 September 2009 06:00 AM
Diakonia & Development and Justice, Peace & Creation Membership of Commissions-Diakonia & Development and Justice, Peace & Creation Central Committee R 02 September 2009 06:00 AM
The Current Economic Crisis, its causes, its impact and possible alternatives A lecture in honour of the late Rev. Joseph Wing given during the 33rd Assembly of The United Congregational Church of Southern Africa - UCCSA-24th August,2009, Molepolole, Botswana WCC Programmes Lecture - Speech 24 August 2009 08:09 PM
Message to the Churches of Honduras, Latin America-Caribbean, and the world International Ecumenical Peace Convocation M 07 August 2009 04:03 PM
Ecclesial and Social Visions of Indigenous Peoples Consultation Report Around 35 theologians and leaders representing communities, churches and organizations of indigenous peoples in 16 countries in many parts of the world attended a consultation from 21-26 October, 2008 in Baguio City, Philippines. This consultation was called in response to a proposal by the Ninth General Assembly of the WCC to facilitate the theological contributions of indigenous peoples to enrich the life and work of the WCC. In solidarity with the struggles of the largest indigenous peoples' population in Asia, Baguio City in the Philippines was chosen as the context for this theological conversation. WCC Programmes R 24 June 2009 03:32 PM
Report of the March 2009 CCIA meeting The second meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA), following the 2006 Porto Alegre Assembly took place in Cuba from 15-20 March 2009. Commission on International Affairs R 19 June 2009 07:34 PM
WCC Working Group on Climate Change meeting Twenty five participants from various regions of the world gathered in the Protestant Academy of Bad Boll, Germany, at the WCC Working Group meeting on climate change to strategize together towards and beyond Copenhagen. WCC Programmes R 09 June 2009 03:19 PM
62nd World Health Assembly Civil society organizations and social movements from across the globe met in Geneva, on 15-16 May, 2009, at a Forum on Equity, Justice and Health, organized by Peoples Health Movement, Third World Network, and the World Council of Churches to share concerns and recommend actions that civil society views as being of critical importance for advances in global Health and health equity. Based on the discussions they presented to the WHO and member countries participating in the 62nd World Health Assembly some overarching concerns as well as specific recommendations on the two resolutions on Primary Health Care and Social Determinants of Health. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 16 May 2009 05:43 PM
Pacific church leaders' statement The challenge of resettlement because of Climate Change was the focus of the Oikoumene Pasifika 2009, which took place in Nadi, Fiji in April 2009. Oikoumene Pasifika bring church leaders from the Pacific Conference of Churches to reflect together on crucial topics affecting the region. WCC staff contributed to this meeting with presentations on Ecumenism and climate change. Church leaders adopted the Moana declaration on "Our Oikos - a new consciousness on climate change and our call to action". Other ecumenical bodies S 24 April 2009 11:53 PM
Statement on peace, security and development in South Asia Concerned by the alarming situation affecting the South Asian countries and its manifolding impacts on nurturing peace, security and development, and despite initiatives from different quarters of society and different national, diplomatic and ecumenical interventions, the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), and the South Asian Councils of Churches (SACC) organised an international consultation on "Peace, Security and Development in South Asia", which was held at Whitefield, Bangalore from 30 March to 2 April 2009 . Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 02 April 2009 09:48 PM
The Bangkok Declaration and Call Statement from the Global Ecumenical Conference on Justice for Dalits, March 21-24, 2009, Bangkok, Thailand Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 02 April 2009 05:55 PM
Letter to G20 countries on the current crisis Letter from the WCC general secretary to Gordon Brown and other G20 representatives and the United Nations. General Secretary 27 March 2009 07:00 PM
For a new economic and social model Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) 02 February 2009 12:11 AM
UNAW Report 2008 Annex IV: Prayer resources Climate change Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) Human rights Migration Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace United Nations Commission on International Affairs Liturgical text 23 January 2009 12:00 AM
UNAW Report 2008 Annex II United Nations Advocacy Week 2008 speaker presentations: Our Common Strategic Global Ecumenical Advocacy, Public Witness Advocacy, Human Rights, Climate Change Commission on International Affairs Report 23 January 2009 12:00 AM
UNAW 2008 Report The United Nations Advocacy Week 2008 Report is a reminder of what was discussed and experienced at the UNAW and one of the key instruments to be used in local and global advocacy work. Commission on International Affairs Report 23 January 2009 12:00 AM
UNAW Report 2008 Annex III United Nations Advocacy Week 2008 speaker presentations: Migration, WCC UN reception address: Nicaraguan ambassador H.E. Maria Rubiales de Chamorro, UNAW closing high-level address: Assistant Secretary-General Dr Robert Or Commission on Faith and Order Report 23 January 2009 12:00 AM
Climate Change: Take Action Now! A guide published by the Alliance of Youth CEOs and UNICEF together with UN and NGO partners to support local actions of children and young people, with special emphasis on girls and young women and guidance on child participation. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2009 01:00 AM
Statement to COP14 / UN Climate Conference Poznań Statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 14th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP14 to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). WCC Programmes 12 December 2008 10:41 PM
Statement on the Doha Outcome Document Radical changes and tangible commitments from world leaders are needed if an equitable and sustainable global economic system is to be built, says an ecumenical delegation attending a UN conference on financing for development 29 November-02 December 2008. WCC Programmes S 29 November 2008 10:29 PM
WCC United Nations Advocacy week Opening address by Rev. Dr Michael Kinnamon Member church Lecture - Speech 17 November 2008 12:10 PM
Statement on the global financial crisis General Secretary S 14 November 2008 11:38 PM
Joint call on Zimbabwean leaders Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 14 November 2008 11:16 PM
Theological Education for Holistic Healing Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) B 06 November 2008 07:00 AM
Statement from the International Consultation on the Ecclesial and Social Visions of the Indigenous Peoples Statement of solidarity with the indigenous peoples and condemnation of the enforced disappearance of James Balao WCC Programmes S 26 October 2008 08:35 PM
World Food Day 2008 WCC General Secretary's Statement on the Global Food Crisis on the occasion of World Food Day - 16 October 2008 General Secretary S 16 October 2008 06:08 PM
Letter to the churches in Iraq General Secretary S 14 October 2008 04:20 PM
AGAPE Consultation: Guatemala Declaration Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 10 October 2008 08:54 PM
AGAPE Consultation: Guatemala indigenous peoples' statement Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 07 October 2008 08:57 PM
AGAPE Consultation: Guatemala womens' statement Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 07 October 2008 08:56 PM
AGAPE Consultation: Guatemala youth statement Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 07 October 2008 08:55 PM
Minute on health for all This minute on the 30th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration which called for "health for all" was approved by consensus by the WCC executive committee in Luebeck, September 2008. Executive committee M 26 September 2008 06:00 AM
Peace in the Market Place Paper presented at the AGAPE Reference Group meeting, 26 June 2008 WCC Programmes 26 June 2008 03:48 PM
Message to the LWF Council meeting in Tanzania General Secretary M 24 June 2008 04:23 PM
The challenge of imperial globalization to theological education - Dr. Ulrich Duchrow WCC Programmes L 06 June 2008 06:00 AM
Food and faith General Secretary S 05 June 2008 06:09 PM
The Changing Ecclesial Context: Impact of Migration on Living Together WCC Programmes S 16 April 2008 06:00 AM
Minute on our religious imperative to foster sensitivity and reconciliation in shifting society Central Committee S 20 February 2008 08:39 PM
Minute on global warming and climate change Central Committee S 20 February 2008 08:39 PM
WCC and new and emerging technologies The author of this e-book, Dr Gregor Wolbring is a member of CAC/ISO - Canadian Advisory Committees for the International Organization for Standardization, section TC229 Nanotechnologies; a former member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO; a Disabled People's International Bioethics Taskforce Chair; a biochemist, health researcher, and a researcher on ethics, sociology and governance of emerging technology researcher, and disability/ability studies. This e-book is not an official WCC publication but a discussion paper. WCC Programmes S 01 January 2008 07:00 AM
Statement to COP13 / UN Climate Conference Bali Statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 13th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP13 to the UNFCCC 3rd Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol - CMP3 WCC Programmes S 14 December 2007 07:00 AM
Letter to the President of Brazil, Lui­s Inacio Lula da Silva Letter of appeal to the President of Brazil, Lui­s Inacio Lula da Silva, inspired by his message to the 9th Assembly of the WCC, held in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 14-23 February 2006, which strongly affirmed the role of the WCC and the need to continue together our journey in the path of social justice and the quest for human dignity. General Secretary Statement: letter 13 December 2007 03:22 PM
Contact Magazine Nr 185 HIV and AIDS treatment: Faith-based organizations (FBOs) get involved. WCC Programmes Advocacy report 01 December 2007 07:00 AM
Dar es Salaam Statement on Linking Poverty, Wealth and Ecology Statement by the Alternative Globalisation Addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) Consultation on Linking Poverty, Wealth and Ecology: Africa Ecumenical Perspectives 07-09 November 2007, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania WCC Programmes S 09 November 2007 09:30 PM
Report on the African Ecumenical Consultation on Linking Poverty, Wealth and Ecology WCC Programmes R 09 November 2007 09:28 PM
Voices from Dar Es Salaam Report by Marcelo Schneider from the AGAPE (Alternative Globalization Addressing People and Earth) consultation held in Dar Es Salaam, 5-9 November 2007. WCC Programmes A 06 November 2007 09:31 PM
African Women's Statement on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology We, African women of faith, church leaders, theologians and activists, enriched by contributions from our sisters from Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America, have gathered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 05-06 November 2007 to analyse the links between poverty, wealth and ecology in Africa, in deepening study and theological reflection on neoliberal economic globalisation, as part of the Alternative Globalisation addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) process. WCC Programmes S 06 November 2007 09:29 PM
For an "Ubuntu" experience in global economy Report by Marcelo Schneider from the AGAPE (Alternative Globalization Addressing People and Earth) consultation held in Dar Es Salaam, 5-9 November 2007. WCC Programmes A 05 November 2007 09:32 PM
Homily at the final ceremony of "A world without violence" in Naples A homily by REv. Dr Samuel Kobia at the concluding ceremony of the interfaith dialogue "A world without violence" in Naples, October 2007. General Secretary L 23 October 2007 05:59 PM
The study process on poverty, wealth and ecological debt The purpose of this paper is to spell out a framework for the proposed study and its envisaged outcomes for use of staff, researchers and the World Council of Churches (WCC) Reference Group on poverty, wealth and ecology. At the 9th General Assembly of the WCC held in Porto Alegre in 2006, it was proposed during the Ecumenical Conversation that had focused on "the scandal of poverty" that churches and partners in the ecumenical movement embark on such a study process to address the dearth of reflections and analysis on wealth and how wealth creation is related to poverty and ecology. WCC Programmes B 01 October 2007 08:36 PM
Statement on the 10th anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol 10 years after the Kyoto Protocol, the executive committee of the World Council of Churches, meeting in Etchmiadzin, Armenia, 25-28 September 2007, affirms the basic thrust of the UNFCCC to provide an instrument for a significant reduction of greenhouse gases in order to mitigate human-induced climate change. Executive committee S 28 September 2007 06:00 AM
Letter to the Pacific Conference of Churches' Assembly General Secretary P 30 August 2007 04:25 PM
Poverty, Wealth and Ecology viewed from African Feminist Christian Political and Economic Ethics This essay engages in socio-ethical analyses of the interconnectedness and relatedness of poverty, wealth, ecology, economy and injustices in Africa, particularly South Africa. Poverty and wealth cannot be understood in isolation from the socio-political, ecological, economic, historical and geo-spatial contexts in which they exist and are encountered. They require urgent attention in the articulation of the Christian faith and praxis in our contemporary society as it poses a lot of challenges for many, particularly women. This implies that theological and ethical reflections must be located in the actual lives of African communities and the earth, in order to understand how they deny or enhance the lives of humanity and that of the earth. WCC Programmes S 27 June 2007 06:00 AM
Meeting of the Reference Group on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology Meeting of the World Council of Churches' (WCC) Alternative Globalisation Addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) Reference Group on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology (PWE): Impact of Economic Globalization (P306) 25-26 June 2007 Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland Synthesis of Discussions WCC Programmes B 27 June 2007 06:00 AM
Religious leaders conference, Cologne Speech on "Enhancing Life in Dignity for the Poor" by Rev. Samuel Kobia General Secretary Lecture - Speech 05 June 2007 05:31 PM
Church role in secularized societies Address by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, WCC general secretary, at Meeting with representatives of the Estonian Council of Churches, in Tallinn, Estonia, 1 June 2007. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 01 June 2007 05:31 PM
Statement of the Conference "Churches for Water in Africa" WCC Programmes 25 May 2007 06:00 AM
Viva_Programme_Portfolio Tools to engage and equip people and civil society to help children. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2007 01:00 AM
Child participation reference guide An introduction to child participation, published by World Vision. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2007 01:00 AM
WCC statement on the execution of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein General Secretary S 30 December 2006 07:00 AM
Interfaith conference Other ecumenical bodies S 02 December 2006 07:00 AM
The interactive relationship between spiritual formation and social concern Panel at Taiwan Theological College and Seminary (TTCS), 24 November 2006, by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, General Secretary, World Council of Churches. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 24 November 2006 06:33 PM
Lukas Vischer 80th birthday General Secretary P 23 November 2006 05:27 PM
Ecumenism in the 21st century Lecture at Nanjing Union Theological Seminary, on 17 November 2006, by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, general secretary of the World Council of Churches. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 17 November 2006 06:33 PM
Environmental Justice for All Central Committee S 17 November 2006 07:00 AM
Climate justice for all WCC Programmes S 17 November 2006 07:00 AM
Message of condolences following the assassination of pastors of the Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 06 November 2006 07:00 AM
South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) General Secretary S 26 October 2006 06:14 PM
Congratulations to Muhammad Yunus General Secretary P 16 October 2006 04:28 PM
Punishing the victims of persecution: Churches speak out on detention Central Committee S 05 October 2006 06:00 AM
Joint Report of the Programme and Policy Reference Committees (adopted) Central Committee R 06 September 2006 07:43 PM
Churches' Compassionate Response to HIV and AIDS Central Committee R 06 September 2006 05:24 PM
Just Trade Central Committee S 06 September 2006 06:00 AM
UNGASS survey report Review and appraisal of the progress made towards the implementation of the UNGASS declaration of commitment to combating HIV/AIDS and WCC workplace policy by the churches (August 2006) WCC Programmes Report 15 August 2006 04:07 PM
Contact Magazine Nr 182 Several articles from Contact primarily dedicated to the problem of HIV/AIDS. WCC Programmes Article - News item 01 August 2006 06:00 AM
Congo elections General Secretary Message 24 July 2006 04:28 PM
Message of solidarity with the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem General Secretary S 22 July 2006 06:00 AM
CCA workshop, Seoul, Korea EDAN-CCA workshop on Asian ecumenical process on life and peace for people with disability WCC Programmes Report 13 June 2006 12:00 AM
AGAPE follow-up WCC Programmes R 09 June 2006 06:00 AM
Expression of sympathy following the earthquake in Yogyakarta 29 May 2006 06:00 AM
Statement on Sudan Executive committee A 19 May 2006 06:00 AM
Expression of concern at the increase of incidences of violence Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 18 May 2006 06:00 AM
The Right to Education in Pakistan Central Committee S 21 April 2006 06:00 AM
Question of the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Central Committee S 21 April 2006 06:00 AM
World Health Day service Order of service for morning prayers at the Ecumenical Centre, focusing on health workers and the congregations' role in providing health and healing. WCC Programmes Liturgical text 07 April 2006 09:21 PM
United Methodist Church (Global AIDS fund) Other ecumenical bodies S 07 April 2006 06:00 AM
United Methodist Church (Drugs & HIV/AIDS) Other ecumenical bodies S 07 April 2006 06:00 AM
World YMCA Other ecumenical bodies S 02 April 2006 06:00 AM
Congratulations on election to the presidency General Secretary S 21 March 2006 11:56 PM
"Spiritual reflections on trade", Atle Sommerfeldt WCC Programmes B 14 March 2006 07:00 AM
The situation of human rights in Papua, Indonesia Central Committee R 09 March 2006 07:00 AM
Philippines General Secretary S 07 March 2006 10:15 PM
The human rights situation in Papua, Indonesia Central Committee S 03 March 2006 07:00 AM
Statement on UN Reform Central Committee R 24 February 2006 07:00 AM
Message from the World Council of Churches to the Churches in Uganda General Secretary M 23 February 2006 04:40 PM
Statement on Latin America Central Committee A 23 February 2006 07:00 AM
Minute on Mutual Respect, Responsibility and Dialogue with People of other Faiths Central Committee S 23 February 2006 07:00 AM
5. Statement on water for life Assembly 23 February 2006 07:00 AM
Message of support in the search for peace General Secretary M 20 February 2006 07:00 AM
Changing social and economic context (Ecumenical conversations) "Changing social and economic context" : Poverty threatens life and human dignity. It is not a destiny, but the very result of the methods and structures of wealth creation and distribution of wealth in individual societies and worldwide. Inequality increases not by accident, but by the way economic and political processes are structured and function. Poverty undermines the very basis of life of billions of children, women and men who are denied not only the benefits of growing wealth, but even of access to basic necessities of life. Assembly Background document 16 February 2006 07:00 AM
Changing ecclesial and ecumenical context (Ecumenical conversations) "Changing ecclesial and ecumenical context" : The WCC's Common Understanding and Vision process offers a coherent and challenging vision: a broad fellowship of churches, committed and accountable to one another, seeking visible unity in their life and witness today. Assembly B 16 February 2006 07:00 AM
Yashpal Tandon presentation Assembly L 16 February 2006 07:00 AM
Wolfgang Huber presentation Assembly L 16 February 2006 07:00 AM
Vsevolod Chaplin presentation Assembly L 16 February 2006 07:00 AM
Veronica Araújo presentation Assembly L 16 February 2006 07:00 AM
Teruango Beneteri presentation Assembly L 16 February 2006 07:00 AM
Nancy Cardoso presentation Assembly L 16 February 2006 07:00 AM
International Labour Organization Intervention by Juan Somavia, director-general of the Internationa Labour Organization (ILO), during the Assembly Plenary on economic justice Assembly Message 14 February 2006 07:00 AM
Alternative globalization addressing people and earth - AGAPE "Alternative globalization addressing people and earth - A call to love and action" : Prepared by the WCC commission for Justice, Peace and Creation, this call "to love and action" invites the churches to act together for transformation of economic injustice and to continue analyzing and reflecting on challenges of economic globalization and the link between wealth and poverty. Assembly R 14 February 2006 07:00 AM
A pastoral and educational response to sexual harassment "When Christian solidarity is broken" : This pastoral and educational response to sexual harassment was prepared for use within the WCC community, including its staff and participants at ecumenical gatherings. Assembly R 14 February 2006 07:00 AM
Water of Life - An invitation to participate the Ecumenical Water Network This brochure is produced by the Justice, Peace, Creation Team of the World Council of Churches to highlight the work on water concerns by many of the WCC member churches and ecumenical partners who have formed together the Ecumenical Water Network. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2006 08:41 PM
Towards a policy on HIV/AIDS WCC Programmes P 01 January 2006 07:00 AM
Learning about HIV and AIDS A basic manual for pastors and teachers WCC Programmes Policy document 01 January 2006 07:00 AM
Into the sunshine This book contains various scholarly papers tackling the issue of ethics vs. HIV/AIDS from medical, philosophical and theological perspectives. It also contains modules for teaching ethics within the HIV and AIDS contexts. WCC Programmes Advocacy report 01 January 2006 07:00 AM
World Trade Game The World Trade Game was initially developed in the 1990s by Action Aid, the global anti-poverty development organization. Its strength is its simplicity. Six groups of players represent two rich, two middle-income and two poor countries and each group has different resources and technological potential. National resources are represented as paper whilst technology becomes scissors, pens, rulers, etc. They manufacture shapes from paper, trade the shapes for money through a commodity trader and may also trade amongst themselves in raw materials (paper), technology (scissors, ruler, etc), skills and labour. WCC Programmes B 01 January 2006 12:00 AM
30th anniversary of the Permanent Assembly on Human Rights (APDH) Letter to the Presidents of the APDH and members of the Board and Presidium WCC Programmes Statement: letter 15 December 2005 07:00 AM
On the coming into force of the Kyoto Protocol 09 December 2005 07:00 AM
Montreal UN Climate Change Conference WCC Programmes R 09 December 2005 07:00 AM
Statement to COP 11 and COP/MOP 1 WCC Programmes S 09 December 2005 07:00 AM
Call for the Release of Peace Workers in Iraq Commission on International Affairs S 05 December 2005 07:00 AM
A Spiritual Declaration on Climate Change Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 04 December 2005 07:00 AM
Ecumenical Water Network - Africa Water for Life WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 11 November 2005 07:00 AM
Towards the realization of economic and political union of Kenya, Tanzania General Secretary S 07 November 2005 07:00 AM
Message of sympathy on the tragedy of the 8th October earthquake in General Secretary S 10 October 2005 06:00 AM
Political developments in Ethiopia General Secretary S 06 October 2005 06:00 AM
Theological Consultation on the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme Commission on International Affairs L 28 September 2005 06:00 AM
Respect for people and nature General Secretary M 27 September 2005 09:15 PM
Respect for people and nature General Secretary M 27 September 2005 06:00 AM
Statement on Haiti Executive committee S 16 September 2005 10:58 PM
Statement on Haiti Executive committee S 16 September 2005 09:20 PM
United Nations World Summit General Secretary S 07 September 2005 06:00 AM
Expression of compassion with all the victims of Hurricane Katrina Central Committee M 01 September 2005 06:00 AM
Background Information to Evaluate the Gaza Pullout Commission on International Affairs B 22 August 2005 06:00 AM
On climate change WCC Programmes M 12 August 2005 05:45 PM
Religion in global society Address by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, WCC general secretary, at the international conference of the International Council of Christians and Jews, Chicago, 24-27 July 2005 General Secretary Lecture - Speech 24 July 2005 05:34 PM
Expression of concern for state of crisis in Bolivia General Secretary S 03 June 2005 06:00 AM
WCC appeals to Libyan leader for clemency General Secretary S 24 May 2005 04:21 PM
Pastoral Letter to the G8 General Secretary S 20 May 2005 06:00 AM
PLEN 14 May - Kiribati The presentation by the Rev. Dr Pepine Iosua focuses on how people in Kiribati understand and struggle with the impacts of climate change, especially "sea rise", on the pacific understanding of the creation understanding, and what the reconciling and healing mission of God to these people and to the world at large is. Member church Lecture - Speech 14 May 2005 06:00 AM
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Indonesia-West Papua Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) A 22 April 2005 06:00 AM
Water as a human right and a public good Declaration by the Protestant and Roman Catholic churches of Brazil and Switzerland Other ecumenical bodies Statement: public statement 22 April 2005 06:00 AM
Memorandum to the UN secrtary-general General Secretary S 21 April 2005 11:42 PM
"In Larger Freedom" High-Level Panel Report on Threats, Challenges and General Secretary S 21 April 2005 06:00 AM
Concern about presidential elections General Secretary S 21 April 2005 06:00 AM
Moscow international conference Other ecumenical bodies S 19 April 2005 06:00 AM
Christian leaders demand change in international trade rules Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 13 April 2005 06:00 AM
Ecumenical Mission to Togo Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 03 April 2005 06:00 AM
The WCC concern for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation Presentation by Peter Weiderud, Director, CCIA, at the Advocacy Days of the churches in the United States, Washington D.C. Commission on International Affairs Lecture - Speech 12 March 2005 07:00 AM
AGAPE background document WCC Programmes B 01 March 2005 07:00 AM
PLEN 1.1 Otin Taai(1) Declaration. The Pacific Churches' Consultation on Climate Change" (March 2004) Central Committee R 22 February 2005 08:43 PM
Statement on the Iraq Crisis: Enhancing Peace, Accountability and the Rule Central Committee A 22 February 2005 07:00 AM
Practising hospitality in an era of new forms of migration Central Committee A 22 February 2005 07:00 AM
Prayer related to SDG13 Climate Action On February 16, 2005, the Kyoto Protocol came into effect as international law. On that occasion, Pacific Church leaders led worship at the WCC Central Committee meeting including use of the following prayer (excerpts). WCC Programmes Liturgical text 16 February 2005 01:00 AM
Cooperation in the Field of Diakonia and Development Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 07 February 2005 05:39 PM
Ecumenical presence at the World Social Forum 2005 WCC Programmes R 30 January 2005 07:00 AM
Peace process in Sudan General Secretary S 24 January 2005 07:00 AM
The signing of the historic peace agreement between the Government of Central Committee M 17 January 2005 07:00 AM
Seminar on UN Reform and Civil Society, Stockholm, Sweden Commission on International Affairs L 15 January 2005 07:00 AM
Partnerships between churches and people living with HIV/AIDS organizations Guidelines (working document) 2005 WCC Programmes Policy document 01 January 2005 09:00 PM
Working with people living with HIV/AIDS organizations This document has been written to accompany World Council of Churches, Partnerships between Churches and People Living with HIV/AIDS Organizations: Guidelines, (2005). Whereas the partnership document explores the question of why churches should work with People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) organizations and networks, this document has a focus on how churches may work with PLWHA organizations and networks. For example: What issues do you need to think about? What are the needs of PLWHA? How should you interact PLWHA? It is hoped that this document of practical suggestions will assist in helping make partnerships functional and effective. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2005 08:10 PM
Working with people living with HIV/AIDS organizations WCC Programmes B 01 January 2005 07:00 AM
Ukimwi Ni Nini Learning about AIDS WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2005 07:00 AM
Sida, Koyeba, Koyebisa Learning about AIDS WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2005 07:00 AM
Youth manual on anti-stigma messages This manual will help youth to strengthen their capacities and increase their knowledge in the area of HIV, to make use of testimonies of their HIV+ brothers and sisters in order to be personally and collectively involved in the drawing up of programmes and projects to counteract the crisis. WCC Programmes Policy document 01 January 2005 07:00 AM
Ny Fanambin'ny Fiangonana The challenges of the churches WCC Programmes Report 01 January 2005 07:00 AM
Climate Change The Climate Change Programme of the World Council of Churches is coordinated by Dr. David Hallman (Canada). This booklet is a collection of some of his recent contributions and other key texts that were developed by the WCC Working Group on Climate Change under his leadership. We want to express our sincere gratitude to David for his extraordinary skills, the energy and time he has dedicated to this programme. We also add a statement on Climte Change by HAH the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I. WCC Programmes B 01 January 2005 07:00 AM
Listening with love This book is designed for all those Christians who are called to help people cope with HIV/AIDS. Step by step, it introduces us to the basic medical facts, and guides us through practical, loving approaches that enable us to empathize and communicate with those whose lives have been transformed by the disease. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2005 07:00 AM
Integrating HIV/AIDS into the ethics curriculum This book contains modules for teaching ethics within the HIV and AIDS contexts. The modules deal with the subject of prevention, quality care, stigmatisation and gender. WCC Programmes Policy document 01 January 2005 07:00 AM
AIDS-related stigma This paper's primary aim has been to explore the kind of cultural and theological beliefs that have served to justify the continued existence of power relations that precipitate AIDS-related stigma. It also aims to encourage readers to identify the mechanisms by which institutions draw on those beliefs to justify this. WCC Programmes Article - News item 01 January 2005 07:00 AM
Responses of the churches to HIV and AIDS in South Africa The purpose of this study initiated by WCC/EHAIA is to review the responses of the churches to HIV and AIDS in South Africa within the context of the country and its peoples. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2005 07:00 AM
Epidemiological Data of some Western African countries This booklet presents a simple and concise picture of the HIV/AIDS situation in West African countries and its related political, socio-demographic and cultural determinants. WCC Programmes Report 01 January 2005 07:00 AM
Water: preservation, responsible management, equitable distribution Dr Rogate R. Mshana, WCC programme executive for JPC/Economic Justice, presents an ecumenical perspective WCC Programmes Lecture - Speech 01 January 2005 07:00 AM
Partnerships between churches and people living with HIV/AIDS organizations Guidelines (working document) 2005 WCC Programmes Policy document 01 January 2005 07:00 AM
Pastoral Message to the World Council of Churches member churches in General Secretary P 31 December 2004 07:00 AM
Cairo declaration Other ecumenical bodies S 13 December 2004 07:00 AM
Latin American churches and organizations Other ecumenical bodies S 01 December 2004 07:00 AM
Condolences on the death of President Yasser Arafat Commission on International Affairs T 11 November 2004 07:00 AM
Moving beyond Kyoto WCC Programmes P 10 November 2004 07:00 AM
Globalization and disability WCC Programmes 06 November 2004 12:00 AM
Persons with disabilites and globalization - the case of youth WCC Programmes 06 November 2004 12:00 AM
Disability and economic globalization WCC Programmes 06 November 2004 12:00 AM
Disability and globalization, Johannesburg, South Africa WCC Programmes 06 November 2004 12:00 AM
NEPAD WCC Programmes 05 November 2004 04:00 PM
Statement by the WCC, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 22 October 2004 04:07 PM
Joint Statement on Development and Related Economic Policy Issues General Secretary S 22 October 2004 06:00 AM
WCC-IMF-WB high-level encounter WCC Programmes R 22 October 2004 06:00 AM
Common ground and differences of view between the Bretton Woods Institutions (IMF and World Bank) and the WCC WCC Programmes P 22 October 2004 06:00 AM
Millennium development goals in Africa WCC Programmes B 18 October 2004 06:00 AM
Declaration from Woudschoten WCC Programmes B 08 October 2004 08:11 PM
United Evangelical Mission Other ecumenical bodies S 01 October 2004 06:00 AM
Russian Orthodox Church Other ecumenical bodies S 01 October 2004 06:00 AM
The economy of communion and justice: a suggestion Presentation at the Focolare convention, Castelgandolfo, Rome, Italy 9-12 September, 2004. WCC Programmes L 12 September 2004 04:13 PM
Ecumenical Message to the Leaders of the Church in Sudan Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 04 September 2004 06:00 AM
Statement on Korea Executive committee S 27 August 2004 06:00 AM
Minute on Zimbabwe Executive committee S 27 August 2004 06:00 AM
Expression of sympathy for the victims of Hurricane Charley Commission on International Affairs S 26 August 2004 06:00 AM
Message to the Churches in Iraq General Secretary P 02 August 2004 06:00 AM
Muslim Workshop on HIV/AIDS Other ecumenical bodies S 09 July 2004 06:00 AM
Water as a Gift and Right Central Committee S 30 April 2004 06:00 AM
UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD12) WCC Programmes R 30 April 2004 06:00 AM
Presentation by Bishop emeritus Aldo M. Etchegoyen* Panel discussion on "Process of reform and change of the governance of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank". WCC Programmes Lecture - Speech 23 April 2004 06:00 AM
Religion and Ethnicity: Gift from God or Source of Conflict? Commission on International Affairs L 16 April 2004 06:00 AM
Archbishop of the Anglican Province of Central Africa Other ecumenical bodies S 14 April 2004 06:00 AM
Mental health WCC Programmes B 01 April 2004 06:00 AM
WCC Pacific member churches Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 01 April 2004 06:00 AM
Nadi declaration by WCC Pacific member churches Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 01 April 2004 06:00 AM
Comments on the killing of Sheikh Ahmad Yassin Commission on International Affairs S 25 March 2004 07:00 AM
Otin Tai declaration WCC Programmes S 11 March 2004 07:00 AM
Ecumenical Pacific youth - climate change WCC Programmes S 11 March 2004 07:00 AM
World YWCA Other ecumenical bodies S 01 March 2004 07:00 AM
Ecumenical Women's Solidarity Fund in former Yugoslavia WCC Programmes A 27 February 2004 08:38 PM
Minute on India Pakistan Executive committee M 20 February 2004 11:39 PM
Minute on India-Pakistan Composite Dialogue Executive committee S 20 February 2004 07:00 AM
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Executive committee A 20 February 2004 07:00 AM
Latin American regional meeting Other ecumenical bodies S 01 February 2004 07:00 AM
Romanian Orthodox Church Other ecumenical bodies S 27 January 2004 07:00 AM
The ecumenical presence at the 4th World Social Forum WCC Programmes B 21 January 2004 07:00 AM
R. Mshana on current financial system WCC Programmes B 09 January 2004 07:00 AM
Message of solidarity after earthquake in Iran General Secretary S 05 January 2004 07:00 AM
CONTACT magazine 177-78 Several articles from Contact primarily dedicated to the problem of HIV/AIDS and malaria. WCC Programmes Article - News item 01 January 2004 07:00 AM
EHAIA leaflet Leaflet introducing EHAIA (to be printed both sides of an A4 size paper and folded into three). WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2004 07:00 AM
Just trade declaration WCC Programmes S 01 January 2004 07:00 AM
Another world is possible. A spirituality of resistance WCC Programmes R 01 January 2004 07:00 AM
LWF & United Evangelical Mission Other ecumenical bodies S 04 December 2003 07:00 AM
Indian Catholic bishops Other ecumenical bodies S 01 December 2003 07:00 AM
Catholic Bishops of Myanmar Other ecumenical bodies S 01 December 2003 07:00 AM
Interfaith AIDS Conference Other ecumenical bodies S 25 November 2003 07:00 AM
The collaboration of the WCC with International Governmental Institutions Commission on International Affairs A 22 November 2003 07:00 AM
Church of Nigeria Other ecumenical bodies S 14 November 2003 07:00 AM
Seventh-Day Adventist Church Other ecumenical bodies S 13 November 2003 07:00 AM
Solidarity with the churches of Sri Lanka General Secretary P 07 November 2003 07:00 AM
2nd WCC-IMF-WB encounter WCC Programmes R 29 October 2003 07:00 AM
Appeal for peace based on justice General Secretary S 19 October 2003 06:00 AM
Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar Other ecumenical bodies S 07 October 2003 06:00 AM
World Climate Change Conference WCC Programmes L 03 October 2003 06:00 AM
Norwegian Church Aid Other ecumenical bodies S 29 September 2003 06:00 AM
WB and IMF policies WCC Programmes P 12 September 2003 06:00 AM
Message of solidarity General Secretary S 10 September 2003 06:00 AM
Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol General Secretary S 04 September 2003 06:00 AM
A Church of All and for All - An interim statement There has been a growing awareness that persons with disabilities invite the Church to explore anew the understanding of the Gospel and the nature of the Church. This interim statement, drafted with participation from the Faith and Order Commission, offers pointers and insights on major theological themes. It is hoped that it will also help the churches address inclusion, active participation and full involvement in the spiritual and social life of the church in particular and society in general. Central Committee S 02 September 2003 08:19 PM
Second report of the public issues committee Second report of the public issues committee presented to the Central Committee, 2003 Central Committee Report 02 September 2003 05:53 PM
Report of the Programme Committee First Report of the Programme Committee presented before the WCC Central Committee, 2003 Central Committee R 02 September 2003 05:32 PM
Statement on Iraq Central Committee A 02 September 2003 06:00 AM
The action of the Central Committee Central Committee S 02 September 2003 06:00 AM
Statement on Europe Central Committee B 02 September 2003 06:00 AM
Report of the General Secretary Report of the General Secretary to the Central Committee, 2003 Central Committee R 02 September 2003 06:00 AM
Terrorist attack on the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad General Secretary S 20 August 2003 06:00 AM
World YWCA Other ecumenical bodies S 31 July 2003 09:34 PM
LWF 10th Assembly Other ecumenical bodies S 31 July 2003 09:33 PM
Illegitimate debt WCC Programmes M 01 July 2003 06:00 AM
Council for World Mission Other ecumenical bodies S 25 June 2003 09:33 PM
Waters of life - enough for all! Other ecumenical bodies S 01 June 2003 06:00 AM
Anglican primates Other ecumenical bodies S 27 May 2003 09:32 PM
Confirmation of the WCC's solidarity with the churches and people of Cuba General Secretary S 09 May 2003 06:00 AM
WCC Report on the 11th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-11) WCC Programmes R 09 May 2003 06:00 AM
Mensaje a las Iglesias Evang?licas de Am?rica Latina y del Caribe de la consulta continental "Globalizar la Vida Plena" WCC Programmes M 01 May 2003 06:00 AM
Latin American consultation on faith, economics and society WCC Programmes M 30 April 2003 06:00 AM
On developments in Indonesia-West Papua 27 April 2003 06:00 AM
Youth and globalization seminar WCC Programmes M 27 April 2003 06:00 AM
Appeal for clemency for Lionel Tate General Secretary S 03 April 2003 06:00 AM
Lutheran World Federation Other ecumenical bodies S 15 March 2003 10:32 PM
WCC-IMF-WB seminar WCC Programmes P 14 February 2003 07:00 AM
Lead us not into temptation WCC Programmes B 28 January 2003 07:00 AM
Appeal for peaceful resolution of confrontation in Venezuela Commission on International Affairs S 20 January 2003 07:00 AM
Modèles de prédications Le présent ouvrage est le resultat des concertations entreprises par l'Initiative Oecuménique sur le VIH/SIDA en Afrique en collaboration avec des personnes désinteressées dans la lutte contre le VIH/SIDA. Il a pour but de proposer un langage que les Eglises peuvent utiliser pour lutter contre le VIH/SIDA. WCC Programmes Liturgical text 01 January 2003 07:00 AM
Africa praying This resource book is designed for all who have to handle situations created by this relatively new epidemic - church leaders/workers, Sunday school teachers, youth leaders, the laity. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2003 07:00 AM
Integrating HIV/AIDS in theological programmes In response to HIV/AIDS and its consequences, this collection of essays by young African scholars proposes a pattern of Christian education designed to equip churches for ministry in a time of crisis. WCC Programmes Response to study document 01 January 2003 07:00 AM
HIV/AIDS curriculum for theological institutions This is a revised edition of a first version of a curriculum published by MAP International in 2001 which was the result of two workshops sponsored by UNAIDS, World Council of Churches and MAP International. WCC Programmes Response to study document 01 January 2003 07:00 AM
Responses of the faith-based organisations to HIV/AIDS in Sub Saharan Africa This is an analysis by Dr. Sue Parry of FBOs in Sub Saharan countries. WCC Programmes Advocacy report 01 January 2003 07:00 AM
Churches and HIV/AIDS in central and eastern Europe Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 18 December 2002 07:00 AM
Consultation on faith, healing and mission (Ghana) hosted by the Church of Pentecost, Ghana WCC Programmes Report 08 December 2002 07:00 AM
World YWCA Other ecumenical bodies S 15 November 2002 10:31 PM
8th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP8) WCC Programmes S 01 November 2002 07:00 AM
A call to action in solidarity with those most affected by climate change Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 01 October 2002 06:00 AM
Statement on the threats of military action against Iraq Central Committee S 26 September 2002 06:00 AM
Indonesia - Appeal for protection of human rights in West Papua General Secretary S 20 September 2002 06:00 AM
Forgotten farmers at the WSSD Other ecumenical bodies A 07 September 2002 12:08 AM
World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 August - 4 September 2002 Other ecumenical bodies S 04 September 2002 06:00 AM
Report on the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) WCC Programmes R 04 September 2002 06:00 AM
Note on Indonesia Central Committee M 03 September 2002 06:00 AM
Report of the General Secretary Report of the General Secretary to the WCC Central committee,2002 Central Committee R 02 September 2002 08:16 PM
Water for life - streams of justice WCC Programmes B 01 September 2002 06:00 AM
Minute on the renegotiation of the Compacts of Free Association between the U.S.A. and the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands Adopted by the Central Committee, Geneva, 26 August - 3 September 2002. Central Committee Statement: minute 26 August 2002 06:00 AM
Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa Other ecumenical bodies S 22 August 2002 09:31 PM
Anglican Communion across Africa Other ecumenical bodies S 22 August 2002 09:25 PM
Guide For Reflection: Beyond 11 September: Implications for US Churches and the World Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 05 August 2002 06:00 AM
WCC and Christian Conference of Asia Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 26 July 2002 09:30 PM
Justice the heart of sustainability WCC Programmes M 07 June 2002 06:00 AM
WSSD wrap-up report WCC Programmes R 07 June 2002 06:00 AM
Report of the XLV meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs Commission on International Affairs R 03 June 2002 06:00 AM
Mobile - but not Driven WCC Programmes R 01 June 2002 07:49 PM
Pan-African Lutheran Church leadership Other ecumenical bodies S 07 May 2002 09:30 PM
Manual for Ecumenical Project Management Published by WCC Regional Relations & Ecumenical Sharing Team in May 2002. WCC Programmes B 01 May 2002 06:00 AM
All Africa Conference of Churches Other ecumenical bodies S 25 April 2002 09:23 PM
Statement of Anglican primates on HIV/AID Report of the meeting of primates of the Anglican Communion, Appendix III Other ecumenical bodies Statement: public statement 17 April 2002 09:28 PM
Staying engaged and looking ahead WCC Programmes S 22 March 2002 07:00 AM
WCC statement on the "Monterrey Consensus Document" WCC Programmes S 22 March 2002 07:00 AM
Looking ahead WCC Programmes S 21 March 2002 07:00 AM
Message of peace with justice from the women gathered at the consultation on Peace with Justice: Women Speak Out!, jointly organized by the WCC, the Lutheran World Federation, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, and the Conference of European Churches. WCC Programmes Message 21 March 2002 07:00 AM
Proposals for Roundtables on Partnerships WCC Programmes B 20 March 2002 12:31 AM
Proposals for Roundtables on Coherence WCC Programmes B 20 March 2002 12:31 AM
International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD), Monterrey, Mexico, 18-22 March 2002 General Secretary S 18 March 2002 07:00 AM
Lutheran World Federation Other ecumenical bodies S 12 January 2002 10:27 PM
Expression of solidarity with the churches and people of Argentina General Secretary S 10 January 2002 07:00 AM
Solidarity with Victims of Climate Change WCC Programmes B 01 January 2002 08:17 PM
Diakonia The following article by Teresa Joan White is the entry on diakonia from the revised edition of the Dictionary of the Ecumenical Movement published jointly by the World Council of Churches and the Wm. Eerdmans in 2002. WCC Programmes B 01 January 2002 04:44 PM
Globalization and climate change WCC Programmes B 01 January 2002 07:00 AM
Staying engaged for justice WCC Programmes M 01 January 2002 07:00 AM
Lead us not into temptation: Churches' response to the policies of International Financial Institutions Edited by Rogate R. Mshana in 2001 WCC Programmes B 31 December 2001 07:06 PM
Haiti - Appeal to the government and leaders of the ruling Lavalas political party to put an end to violence and injustice General Secretary S 19 December 2001 11:44 PM
Christian Conference of Asia Other ecumenical bodies S 30 November 2001 10:26 PM
Beyond 11 September: Assessing Global Implications Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) B 29 November 2001 07:00 AM
EHAIA consultation The ecumenical response to HIV/AIDS in Africa (EHAIA): Plan of action Other ecumenical bodies Policy document 28 November 2001 10:26 PM
Ecumenical Cooperation Forum with Colombia Commission on International Affairs R 25 September 2001 06:00 AM
Open letter to the member churches in the United States General Secretary S 20 September 2001 06:00 AM
Resolution on ecumenical response to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict Executive committee R 11 September 2001 06:00 AM
World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Durban, South Africa, 26 August - 7 September 2001 Concluding statement issued by the World Council of Churches delegation WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 07 September 2001 07:42 PM
Island of hope WCC Programmes B 16 August 2001 06:00 AM
Dossier: Economic Globalization - A critical view and an alternative vision WCC Programmes B 01 August 2001 06:00 AM
Southern Africa Bishops Conference: A message of hope Other ecumenical bodies S 30 July 2001 09:24 PM
Review of Developments pertaining to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms of Indigenous Peoples Joint Working Group S 27 July 2001 06:00 AM
United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects Commission on International Affairs R 16 July 2001 06:00 AM
Globalization in Central and Eastern Europe WCC Programmes B 29 June 2001 06:00 AM
"Serve God, not Mammon" WCC Programmes M 28 June 2001 06:00 AM
UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS), New York, 25-27 June 2001 (copy 1) Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 27 June 2001 06:00 AM
Faith-based Organisations at the UNGASS on HIV/AIDS At this Special Session, the United Nations General Assembly dealt for the first time with the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and Faith-Based Organisations were asked to speak on this issue. WCC Programmes Advocacy report 27 June 2001 06:00 AM
Report of the XLIV Meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs Commission on International Affairs R 14 May 2001 06:00 AM
Church of Norway Bishops Conference Other ecumenical bodies S 15 April 2001 09:23 PM
Justice, Peace and People's Security in North East Asia Report of the Ecumenical Consultation held in Kyoto, Japan, 26 February - 3 March 2001. Commission on International Affairs Report 03 March 2001 07:00 AM
Report of Policy Reference Committee II Second report by the Policy Reference Committee at the WCC Central Committee meeting in Potsdam, 2001. Central Committee Report 06 February 2001 08:53 PM
Resolution on uprooted people Document No. PI 4 Central Committee Statement: public statement 06 February 2001 06:00 AM
Message of solidarity to member churches in the Democratic Republic of Congo General Secretary P 05 February 2001 07:00 AM
CONTACT magazine no. 171 (Oct-Dec 2000) Several articles from Contact primarily dedicated to the problem of HIV/AIDS. WCC Programmes Background document 01 December 2000 07:00 AM
Call for investigation into abuses of human rights of migrants in the countries of the Persian Gulf Commission on International Affairs S 24 November 2000 07:00 AM
The atmosphere as global commons responsible caring and equitable sharing A Justice Statement regarding Climate Change from The World Council of Churches (WCC) Prepared in anticipation of the 6th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP6) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to be held in The Hague, Netherlands, November 2000 S 01 November 2000 08:17 PM
Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders General Secretary L 28 August 2000 06:00 AM
Ecumenical Consultation on Small Arms in Latin America Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) A 25 July 2000 06:00 AM
Search for better tomorrow WCC Programmes R 15 July 2000 06:00 AM
Canada - Legal claims against the federal government and the churches arising from past practices in residential schools for children of native peoples General Secretary S 05 July 2000 06:00 AM
NGOs call on the UN to withdraw endorsement of "A Better World for All" document WCC Programmes M 28 June 2000 06:00 AM
The time to act is now! WCC Programmes S 01 June 2000 06:00 AM
There are alternatives to globalization WCC Programmes B 01 June 2000 06:00 AM
Statement on the situation in Sri Lanka Commission on International Affairs S 09 May 2000 06:00 AM
Seeking clarity of vision and a change of heart WCC Programmes R 05 April 2000 06:00 AM
Mozambique - Appeal for Debt Cancellation for Mozambique General Secretary S 13 March 2000 07:00 AM
Special Session of the General Assembly on the Implementation of the Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and Further Initiatives («Geneva 2000») 25 February 2000 07:00 AM
Iraq - Appeal to the UN Security Council to lift sanctions with direct and indiscriminate effect on the civilian population General Secretary S 18 February 2000 11:26 PM
"Justice, the heart of the matter" Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 31 January 2000 09:37 PM
Report of the XLIII Meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs Commission on International Affairs R 22 January 2000 07:00 AM
Yaoundé declaration A sub-regional seminar on "Debt in Central Africa" was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from 10 to 12 January 2000. The seminar falls within the framework of the Accra, Lomé, Johannesburg and Lusaka meetings. It was jointly organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC), the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), the Federation of Protestant Churches and Missions of Cameroon (FEMEC) and the Ecumenical Service for Peace (SeP), Cameroon. Apart from nationals of Central African countries and Mauritius, the seminar equally saw the participation of resource persons from various organisations of the North and the South that advocate debt cancellation (Eurodad, Uganda Debt Network, Jubilee 2000 South Africa, Jubilee 2000 London Africa Initiative). There was a consensus on the following leading ideas: 1. The debt of poor countries should be completely cancelled! This is a main prerequisite for poverty and misery alleviation and for regaining their dignity; 2. The struggle for debt cancellation is a struggle for social justice. It aims to free the human person from the yoke of everlasting economic domination and slavery. The fight concerns all of us. All the components of civil society, without exclusion, should contribute to the fight; 3. Debt is not only an economic problem. It is a fundamentally moral and ethical problem which requires various solutions -political, legal and social. WCC Programmes 12 January 2000 09:58 PM
Motorised Mobility, Climate Change and Globalisation WCC Programmes S 01 January 2000 08:24 PM
WTO Ministerial Round WCC Programmes B 03 December 1999 07:00 AM
South-south summit declaration WCC Programmes S 21 November 1999 07:17 PM
Angola: Affirmation of ecumenical efforts for peace and justice General Secretary S 03 September 1999 06:00 AM
Turkey - Expression of condolences to earthquake victims General Secretary S 20 August 1999 06:00 AM
Statement on the debt crisis S 09 June 1999 06:00 AM
Statement on debt crisis WCC Programmes A 09 June 1999 06:00 AM
WCC dossier on globalization and debt WCC Programmes B 01 June 1999 06:00 AM
Lusaka declaration WCC Programmes A 29 May 1999 06:00 AM
Message on the occasion of Earth Day General Secretary M 22 April 1999 06:00 AM
Southern African Jubilee Debt Summit Gauteng Declaration This declaration was issued by delegates to the Southern African Debt Summit in Johannesburg, 21 March 1999: Jubilee 2000 Southern African Coalitions. Affirmed by delegates from: Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Jubilee 2000 Afrika and Jubilee 2000 Coalitions from Latin America and Philippines. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 21 March 1999 10:34 PM
Tegucigalpa declaration Declaration from a meeting with Latin American and Caribbean Jubilee 2000 coalitions (Honduras, January 1999). WCC Programmes S 27 January 1999 09:58 PM
Facing AIDS This study guide accompanies the WCC's study document on HIV/AIDS : "Facing AIDS - The challenge, the churches response". WCC Programmes Response to study document 01 January 1999 07:00 AM
Understanding racism today dossier WCC Programmes B 31 December 1998 04:18 PM
Being Together Under the Cross in Africa The Message of the WCC 8th Assembly Assembly Message 14 December 1998 03:50 PM
Debt issue: a jubilee call Assembly P 01 December 1998 07:00 AM
Together on the Way: 5.2. The Debt Issue: A jubilee call to end the stranglehold of debt on impoverished peoples Assembly S 30 November 1998 05:22 PM
The effects of globalization on culture in Africa in the eyes of an African woman Economic growth without social and cultural justice cannot be our idea of development. It is imperative that development is measured in terms of the quality of human life, which can be reflected in, for example, better education, health and life expectancy for every single member of society. This is only possible if men and women are equally empowered, in theory and in practice. And the North has a crucial role to play in this process. Anything that falls short of restoring peoples' dignity, sense of identity, continuity and security should never be accepted. Africa needs to learn to respect the dissenting voice of its own people. WCC Programmes A 01 January 1998 07:00 AM
Prospects of Sustainable Mobility The following study paper has been drawn up by an international group of experts meeting at Bad Boll near Stuttgart, Germany, from March 23th to 27th 1997. The consultation was organized as a joint initiative of the World Council of Churches and the Evangelical Academy Bad Boll near Stuttgart, Germany. WCC Programmes S 27 March 1997 08:18 PM
Costly Unity This text is the fruit of the joint study programme on Ecclesiology and Ethics conducted by Faith and Order and the WCC's Justice, Peace and Creation team. The results of meetings in Rønde, Denmark; Jerusalem, Israel; and Johannesburg, South Africa, they explore how the churches are called to be a community of ethical reflection - and engagement - in today's world. Commission on Faith and Order R 01 January 1997 10:21 AM
1997 Facing AIDS, the challenge, the churches' response The challenge of AIDS calls for forthright and faithful response from Christians and the churches. This book is an important resource for shaping that response. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 1997 07:00 AM
Costly Obedience This text is the fruit of the joint study programme on Ecclesiology and Ethics conducted by Faith and Order and the WCC's Justice, Peace and Creation team. The results of meetings in Rønde, Denmark; Jerusalem, Israel; and Johannesburg, South Africa, they explore how the churches are called to be a community of ethical reflection - and engagement - in today's world. Commission on Faith and Order R 01 January 1997 06:42 AM
Costly Commitment This text is the fruit of the joint study programme on Ecclesiology and Ethics conducted by Faith and Order and the WCC's Justice, Peace and Creation team. The results of meetings in Rønde, Denmark; Jerusalem, Israel; and Johannesburg, South Africa, they explore how the churches are called to be a community of ethical reflection - and engagement - in today's world. Commission on Faith and Order R 01 January 1997 06:42 AM
Report of the Unit IV Committee to Central Committee The Unit IV Committee recognizes that diakonia, martyria and koinonia are essential elements of the central mission of the church. Koinonia without diakonia is dead. Sharing and service as practical actions are at the heart of our fellowship and are a source of our unity. Central Committee Report 20 September 1996 12:00 AM
Central Committee statement Statement adopted by the WCC Central Committee on the basis of the WCC Consultative Group on AIDS study process, September 1996. Central Committee Statement: public statement 01 January 1996 07:00 AM
World Summit for Social Development Address to the Plenary of the World Summit for Social Development, March 1995, by Konrad Raiser, general secretary, World Council of Churches General Secretary Lecture - Speech 15 March 1995 06:34 PM
Love in a time of AIDS This book vividly recounts the stories of women in many countries. It shows how the AIDS crisis makes improving the status women not only a matter of theology and ethics but of health and survival. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 1995 07:00 AM
Call to prayer of peace in the Holy Land The Central Committee of the WCC meeting in Geneva (March 1990) warmly welcomes the initiative of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC), "Christians for Peace in the Holy Land", calling the churches around the world to join the churches in Jerusalem for prayers for peace in the Holy Land during the period from Palm Sunday to Pentecost, dates this year shared by all churches. Central Committee S 30 March 1990 07:56 PM
Biotechnology WCC Programmes R 15 August 1989 06:00 AM
Guidelines for Sharing "Guidelines for sharing", in Sharing for Life, the report of the El Escorial consultation. 1987 Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) P 30 October 1987 10:58 PM
Larnaca Declaration Poor and oppressed people, who are at the margins of the world's concern, should be at the centre of Christian service, insisted the 300 participants in the 1986 global ecumenical consultation on interchurch aid in Larnaca, Cyprus. Diakonia, they said, is "liberating and transforming, suffering and empowering". Christian service cannot be separated from the struggle for justice and peace; therefore, advocacy, solidarity and sharing of skills are as essential to diakonia as the giving of money. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S 26 November 1986 09:18 PM
AIDS and the Churches Adopted by the WCC Executive Committee’s at its meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland 15-19 September 1986 Executive committee Statement: public statement 19 August 1986 12:05 PM
Executive Committee statement Statement of the WCC Executive Committee, after having received a report on the consultation held in Geneva in June 1986 on "AIDS and the Church as a Healing Community". Executive committee Statement: public statement 01 June 1986 06:00 AM
Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry (Faith and Order Paper no. 111, the "Lima Text") This famous text, adopted by Faith and Order at its plenary commission meeting in Lima, Peru in 1982, explores the growing agreement - and remaining differences - in fundamental areas of the churches' faith and life. The most widely-distributed and studied ecumenical document, BEM has been a basis for many "mutual recognition" agreements among churches and remains a reference today. Commission on Faith and Order S 15 January 1982 10:16 PM
The World Council of Churches' Condemnation of Forced Evictions in Commission on International Affairs S 01 January 1970 07:30 AM
Letter to H.E. Kofi Annan General Secretary S 01 January 1970 07:30 AM
Midday prayers of peace and justice for creation This material was compiled by members of the Ecumenical Centre worship committee as an inspiration for congregations celebrating Time for Creation. WCC Programmes L 01 January 1970 07:30 AM
Affirming human dignity, rights of peoples and the integrity of creation - Rwanda, 2004 As part of the WCC's work on the Decade , this theological consultation, organized by WCC Faith and Order in Kigali, Rwanda (4-9 December 2004), was an attempt to discern what human dignity, rights of peoples and the integrity of creation mean for churches and the ecumenical movement as they attempt to counter the reality of massive abuse and destruction of life and its legitimization in the world today. It was also an attempt to do theology informed by the perspectives and experiences of the victims of violence. Commission on Faith and Order B 01 January 1970 07:30 AM
Participating in God's Mission of Reconciliation - A Resource for Churches in Situations of Conflict This text (Faith and Order Paper no. 201) results from the study on Ethnic Identity, National Identity, and the Search for the Unity of the Church done by Faith and Order with the collaboration of the WCC's Justice, Peace and Creation team. It offers resources for churches in situations of tension or conflict, especially where ethnic and national tensions are major factors, and suggests how Christian unity can further the churches' witness for reconciliation and justice. Commission on Faith and Order S 01 January 1970 07:30 AM
Study VIII: Community WCC Programmes S 01 January 1970 07:30 AM
Study II: Creation WCC Programmes S 01 January 1970 07:30 AM
Transforming Life, Volume 1 This publication presents the challenges posed by newly emerging technologies to people of faith. It is a discussion starter and wants to encourage urgently needed study and reflection by churches, theological faculties and ecumenical bodies in close cooperation with each other. The new technologies represent a new stage of development, which requires a fresh approach and change of perspective. WCC Programmes S 01 January 1970 07:30 AM